Priceless Jazz

Priceless Jazz

by Yellowjackets

CD

Overview

First off, when considering anything from the "Priceless Jazz" product line, know that you will not be getting a definitive compilation by any artist. These are mid-price compilations that always cover recordings made by any artist for any of the Universal Music owned and operated labels. In the case of this comp, it covers the Yellowjackets recordings from MCA and "GRP" between 1988 and 1994; six very good years commercially for the band. Obvious hits are here: "Oz," "River Waltz" and the funky "Even Song." But there are a couple of surprises, too, including Bob Mintzer's moody and beautiful "Spirits," the haunting ballad "Peace," composed by Bill Gable, and the angular "1998" by Ferrante. The set ends on a sprightly note with his very memorable "Homecoming" with its keyboard emulating steel pan drums and the synths playing that nursery rhyme melody until you can't get it out of your head. In a bucket, these are all excellent examples of the best of the Yellowjackets in the late '80s and early '90s. There are more definitive comps, but for the money this one isn't a bad place to start.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/1998
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105989329
catalogNumber: 9893

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yellowjackets   Primary Artist
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion
Robben Ford   Guitar
Bob Mintzer   Multi Instruments
Tim Hagans   Trumpet
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Steve Croes   Synclavier
Russell Ferrante   Keyboards,Multi Instruments
William Kennedy   Drums
Marc Russo   Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Producer
Yellowjackets   Producer
James Farber   Engineer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
David Hentschel   Engineer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Isabelle Wong   Graphic Design
Hollis King   Art Direction

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